Top 10 Skills Employers look for in young people download pdf

Top 10 Skills Employers look for in young people

Courtesy of Apprenticeships in Scotland website

1. Positive work ethic
Making sure you come in every day with a positive outlook and aim to achieve the business goals. Ideally 15 minutes prior to starting time so you are ready to start work and always offer assistance when necessary.
2. Work experience
Make the best use out of school and college connections to gain work experience and use this on your CV to impress your future employer! 75% of employers say applicants from school and college lack real life work experience.
3. Problem Solving and Decision Making
Identifying what is not working, suggesting and trying out various solutions, weighing up the positives and negatives then making a choice.
4. Motivation and Initiative
Self-motivation and showing initiative in the work place when completing tasks, even if they do seem “boring” there is always a positive spin on any task!
5. Literacy/Numeracy skills
Basic literacy and numeracy skills are essential for employers. This ensures a high standard of execution for their business.
6. Interpersonal skills
Your ability to interact and deal with a range of different people in lots of different situations.
7. Great attainment
Turning up for work every day with an enthusiastic approach – unless very ill of course!
8. Communication
Sharing information and listening to other people.
Getting people to understand and use your ideas and suggested actions.
9. Teamwork
Working together with other people to achieve a common goal.
10. Self-management
Your ability to interact and deal with a range of different people in lots of different situations.

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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.